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Mar 3, 2013 6:30pm PST
everyone who looked at this law knew it was just a backdoor to sneak creationism into public school science classes. >>> and -- >> i never do debates about the existence of god. why would you do that? who are you going to convince? i like to talk about public issues. >> announcer: funding is provided by -- carnegie corporation of ne york, celebrating 100 years of philanthropy, and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world. the kohlberg foundation. independent production fund, with support from the partridge foundation, a john and polly guth charitable fund. the clements foundation. park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. the herb alpert foundation, supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society. the bernard and audre rapoport foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. more information at macfound.org. anne gumowitz. the betsy and jesse fink foundation. the hkh foundation. barbara g. fleischman. and by our sole
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Mar 8, 2013 11:00pm PST
this is self-evident. you see, there it is. even in that 2,000-year-old book of mechanical law, it is a self-evident truth that things which are equal to the same thing are equal to each other. >> what led you to include that scene? >> i was fascinated to read that when he was already grown, lincoln, you know, we have a list of books that we know he read when he was a kid and that when he was in his 30s, i think after he was defeated for congress he decided to read euclid to improve his reasoning. >> father of geometry. >> right. and i thought, "that's weird. why wouldn't you read a book of traditional rhetoric or of logic. why would you read geometry?" and then i thought but of course because lincoln wasn't just a linear thinker. lincoln thought volumetrically. and i got the book, and even though i'm essentially innumerate, and didn't do well in geometry at all, i decided to try and read it and see is there anything interesting here. and this is the very first, one of the very first things you read is this is a self-evident truth about equality that euclid starts his introduction into how t
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